“Christmas in July”- An ADVENTure in God’s LOVE.
Vacation Bible School-2017-Coming to BUMC Soon!!!

Vacation Bible School

During the week of July 17-21, the Brewerton Community Child Care and the Brewerton United Methodist Church will host the Coolest Vacation Bible School Adventure EVER. The program will run for five (5) mornings, from 9:30 a.m. to Noon. Throughout the week the children will experience the sights and sounds of Advent Leading up to Christmas where they will open a new gift each day and learn the story behind each Gift of: HOPE, WISDOM, LOVE & JOY, as they prepare for the BEST gift of all—JESUS!

The program will feature an Opening and Closing Assembly where all the children will gather together in the Sanctuary for an overview & recap of the day’s lesson. The children will be assigned to a “multi-aged Flock” with their own Shepherd(s) leading them through the various Activity Centers on a rotating basis: COOL Crafts, Bible ADVENTures, MERRY Music and SNOWSational Snacks & Games. Children Pre-K to Kindergarten through 6 th Grade are invited to spend the week with us. Congregation and community members will be paired with staff from our Child Care program to guide the children through the various Activity Centers. This year’s mission project will
demonstrate that it is better to give than to receive. The children will learn about the Military Courtesy Room at the Syracuse Airport where soldiers who are traveling are welcomed and treated to snacks and personal care items. Donations of select items will be collected throughout the week to share locally. In addition, we will be writing letters and collecting Beanie Babies, Webkinz and Trolls for the soldiers who are stationed abroad through Operation Gratitude Care Package Program. The donated toys will be distributed by the soldiers to children they encounter in their missions. It is our hope that the Christmas Spirit will come to life through our children!

On Sunday, July 16th, we will be sharing our excitement with the congregation during our special “Christmas in July” worship service! Come see some of what our children will be experiencing during the week. We hope you will join us as we sing Christmas songs, re-enact the Christmas story, celebrate the birth of Jesus; our gift of HOPE, WISDOM, LOVE & JOY. We may even have special treat to share during Coffee Hour.

Introducing the VBS Staff….

Preschool Leaders and Assistants:
Little Sheep (Yellow) - Childcare: Miss Laurette

                                  Congregation: Connie Chantry
Little Lambs (Orange) – Childcare: Miss Allysa

                                   Congregation: Rachel Windover

School Age Leaders and Assistants:
Green Gingerbreads - Childcare: Miss Lisa 

                                 Congregation: Cheryl Camp

Blue Bells - Miss Jackie
Purple Pinecones- Miss Tairra Teal Trees, Miss Julianna

Activity Center Leaders:
COOLCrafts - Craft Leader - Amber Downey
Bible ADVENTures- Bible Story Leaders – Lois Groginski/ Marion Lindsley
SNOWSational Snacks- Snack Leader – Miss Jessica
MERRY Music – Music Leaders – Joan Graves, Tammy Allen, Featuring Pastor “Justin Time”

A special thanks to those who have volunteered to help bring our program to 42 of our own Child Care Children and up to another 20+ children in our congregation and community. We are still in need of volunteers to assist as Shepherds for 3 of our School Age Groups and as assistants to our Craft, Bible Adventure and Snack Activity Leaders. If you are interested in sharing your time and talents with the
children of our community, please contact Deb or Lois at email: lombarddeb@gmail.com or iggy290@aol.com. We hope you will consider adding your love to this year’s VBS. Together we can make the summer special for the youngest among us, and YOU can experience it ALL through the eyes of the children!

Lastly, we’d like to invite any children Pre-K to 5th Grade, to join us for the week as we learn and grow in God’s love together. Spread the word to family and friends!

Thank you!